Starbucks Secret Menu: Mexican Hot Chocolate (Taste, Ingredients, Caffeine, Calories, Copycat Recipe & More information)

If you are a lover of chocolate, then you will love Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate. Read on to see how this beverage is prepared.

Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate is a type of beverage available on Starbucks’ secret menu that is usually prepared using hot chocolate, soy milk, mocha syrup, white mocha syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, and cinnamon powder. I first heard of this drink a few years back when I was at Starbucks to buy my favorite hot chocolate.

Since I am a frequent visitor at Starbucks, the barista serving me recommended that I try Mexican hot chocolate, as it is the newest drink on the menu. I couldn’t turn down his request, and I immediately ordered it in a Venti size. Please stick to the end as in this article, and I will share a few tips on how you can customize this beverage at home and let you in on how it tastes like if you have yet to try it out.

Brief History of the Drink

Starbucks has had a variety of hot chocolates on its regular menu for years now, and this Mexican chocolate is just another modified hot chocolate drink. Mexican hot chocolate was invented by Amanda B in 2015, and it is still a sensational beverage years later.

Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate Overview

What’s in a Starbucks Hot Chocolate – (Ingredients)

According to their secret menu official website, Starbucks lists the ingredients in their Mexican hot chocolate as cinnamon dolce syrup, cinnamon powder, white mocha syrup, hot chocolate, and mocha syrup. Let’s look at each of the ingredients.

  • Hot chocolate: the hot chocolate used in the preparation of this drink is usually mixed with soy milk and not water. Starbucks makes this drink by mixing soy milk, mocha sauce, and whipped cream.
  • Mocha syrup: mocha syrup is used to add a chocolate flavor to this drink and a sweet taste.
  • White mocha syrup: white mocha syrup used in this drink is usually made of whole milk, sugar, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk. This ingredient also adds a sweet chocolatey taste to the Mexican hot chocolate drink.
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup: no one hates a variety of flavors in a drink, and this cinnamon dolce does just that. It adds a sweet and spicy taste to this drink.
  • Cinnamon dolce powder: This powder is usually added to steamed soy milk.

Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories

Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate

What sizes are available

The Mexican Hot Chocolate is available at Starbucks in three different sizes, giving Starbucks customers a comprehensive option to choose from. These sizes are the Grande, which has 16 fluid ounces of this beverage; Venti, which holds 20 fluid ounces of Mexican Hot Chocolate; and Tall, which holds 12 fluid ounces. If you are ordering this drink for the first time, I recommend ordering it in a tall, the smallest size.

Nutritional facts

When this Starbucks beverage is served in a Grande size, it has 170 calories. This beverage also has 6 grams of protein, 25.6 grams of carbohydrates, 63 milligrams of sodium, and 4 grams of fat. Below is a table summarizing the Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate nutritional value.

Calories (per 2,000 daily intake)170
Nutritional value (per 1 cookie 2.9 oz. serving)% Daily Value
Total fat 4g


Saturated fat 0g

Total carbohydrates 25.6g


Dietary fiber 0g

Cholesterol 0g 
Protein 6g10%
Sodium 0g 

Caffeine information

Starbucks Mexican hot chocolate has caffeinated contents of 13 milligrams. This caffeine content is not too high, making Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate suitable for a person that loves a less caffeinated beverage. However, it would help if you did not give this beverage to small children as the caffeine might be too high for them.

So, what does Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate taste like?

Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate has a creamy and sweet taste. First, Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate gets its sweet taste from some ingredients. These ingredients are white mocha syrup, hot chocolate, and Mocha syrup.

Ways to customize Mexican Hot Chocolate at Starbucks

You can customize the Mexican hot chocolate by swapping the soy milk with whole or non-dairy milk. You can also customize Starbucks Mexican Hot chocolate by requesting extra chocolate in your hot chocolate if you want to feel a more chocolate taste.

How to make Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate at home – Starbucks Caffe Misto Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Starbucks Caffe Misto Copycat Recipe

Kai JordanKai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • Stove
  • Cup
  • Blender


  • Hot chocolate
  • Mocha syrup
  • White mocha syrup
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Cinnamon powder


  • Steamed your soy milk on your stove
  • In a blender, put your chunks of chocolate
  • Add in your soy milk, white mocha syrup, mocha syrup, and cinnamon dolce syrup, and lightly blend.
  • Transfer the final product into a cup and enjoy.


  • If you want more spiciness in your Mexican hot chocolate, sprinkle a little cinnamon dolce on top.
  • Add extra chocolate for a stronger chocolate flavor.

Informative Section

How do you order Mexican Hot Chocolate from the Starbucks app?

To order Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate, select a hot chocolate. Then under customizations, request mocha syrup, white mocha syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, and cinnamon dolce powder to be added and place your order.

Is the Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate still available?

Yes, Starbucks, Mexican hot chocolate is still available at Starbucks.

Does Starbucks have Mexican Hot Chocolate all year round?

Yes, Starbucks has Mexican hot chocolate all year round, and you can enjoy it any season of the year.

Is the Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate healthy?

Yes, Starbucks Mexican hot chocolate is relatively healthy.

How much is the Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate?

Prices of this beverage will vary slightly depending on the location you are ordering from and the size you want. When served in a Grande size, this drink goes for $4.25.

Is Starbucks Mexican Hot Chocolate Good?

Yes, Starbucks Mexican hot chocolate is delicious and is fit for you if you are a chocolate lover.

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